I popped my cherry with a note 8 pro 6+128Gb in January and I'm not surprised at all it is the value king. I bought the phone, a case, screen protectors and 256Gb microsd and spent £233.  if all mi/redmi phones are of this standard and stay that way I don't see any reason to buy any other brand.  If I was shopping for flagship phone then F2 would be it